Mon Power has scheduled a power outage on WVU's Evansdale Campus beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, and lasting approximately 10 hours. A recent lightning strike damaged the primary distribution grid that provides power to WVU facilities bounded by University Avenue, Patteson Drive and Monongahela Boulevard.

Affected facilities include the WVU Health and Education Building, where Student Health and the Mountaineer Pharmacy are located.

Because Student Health and Mountaineer Pharmacy located will be closed Saturday, patients are being referred to Urgent Care in the Suncrest Towne Centre. The pharmacy plans to re-open at 3:15 p.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.

Other buildings affected during the outage are: Engineering Sciences, Engineering Research, NRCCE, Advanced Engineering Research Building, Mineral Resources, Creative Arts, Ag Sciences, South Ag Sciences, Greenhouse, Rec Center, Allen Percival Hall, Evansdale Residential Complex/Towers, Lincoln Hall, Art Museum, Museum Education Center, Coliseum, Natatorium, Shell Building, Basketball Practice Facility, Carrie Gymnastics and the Evansdale Library.

Except for the residence halls, the doors to these facilities will be locked, and employees and guests are asked to stay out of the buildings during the shut down.

The power outage will also impact the Personal Rapid Transit System, so additional WVU buses will run every half hour from the Evansdale Residential Complex to Engineering to the Downtown Campus before circling back around. Evansdale Campus parking gates will also remain open.

Mon Power regrets the inconvenience and expects the repairs to be completed on time.

For more information, read the news release on the WVU Today.